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Monaco full-back Djibril Sidibe has signed a new five-year contract with the Ligue 1 champions.
Sidibe was linked with Arsenal, Barcelona and Tottenham, but he has committed his future to Monaco.
The powerful right-back came into Wenger’s plan this summer due to the continuous reports of Hector Bellerin leaving Arsenal for a shock return to Camp Nou. But Sidibe has now committed his future to the Stade Louis II side.
The 22-year-old enjoyed a standout campaign as Leonardo Jardim’s side claimed the title, prompting speculation over a possible move in the transfer window.
“Monaco are happy to announce the extension of the contract of Djibril Sidibe, who is now tied to the club until June 2022,” a Monaco statement confirmed.
Sidibe told the club’s official website:
“I’m proud and honoured to wear this shirt. It’s the reward for the hard work done during the season, collectively and individually.”
Vice-president Vadim Vasilyev added:
“We’re very pleased to announce the extension of Djibril Sidibe and thus retain the right back of the France team.
“After [Radamel] Falcao and Kamil Glik, we’re continuing to secure the contracts of our teams top players, an extra sign of our determination to structure a top team this season.
“This extension is a reward for all the hard work done on the pitch and for his human qualities in the dressing room.”
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